Hilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday Night
A Chorus Line meets tequila, 18 singing actors will drunkenly perform 32,16,8, maybe event 2 bar cuts from their audition book in front of live audience and industry guests. Alison Franck (Franck Casting), Chaz Wolcott (Newsies/So You Think You Can Dance), and Cory Wade (Multimedia Recording Artist and 2nd runner up of America's Next Top Model) will be playing the roles of "casting director." Hosted by the hilarious Jacob McKenna. Half Messy Bar Show/Half Masterclass, DRUNK AUDITIONS gives you a front row seat at the other side of the table. If you're looking for a night of theatre shenanigans, industry networking, and comedic banter, the show's creator - producing casting director, Ian Connor offers you a [not so] private appointment for this Saturday, February 24th. 6:30pm at The West End Lounge. Tickets only $10 online and can be reserved here: https://ianconnorpresents.ticketspice.com/drunk-auditions *Venue requires two drink minimum/cash only!
Auditionees include Elijah Curry, Vanessa Magula, Kevin Stevens, Lindsay Rose, Anna Dewey, Connor Antico, Sarah Goldstein, Becky Filer, Savannah Herms, Devon Lewno, Piers Portfolio, Mitchell Turner, Nya Trysha, Jaden Lux, Caleb Albert, Bessie D Smith, Alexandra Jaeb, and Pillar Martinez.
Alison Franck (CSA) is a casting professional with over 20 years of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, TV, Film, Commercial, and Voice Over Casting experience. For a decade, she was the Casting Director for the Paper Mill Playhouse. Alison was the casting associate for the Broadway productions of LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CATS, MISS SAIGON, SUNSET BOULEVARD, VICTOR/VICTORIA starring Julie Andrews, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM starring Nathan Lane, followed by Whoopi Goldberg, and then David Alan Grier, and the original productions of SIDE SHOW, STEEL PIER, and BIG, THE MUSICAL. She was the casting lead for the national tours of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, GUYS AND DOLLS, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Sally Struthers, MAN OF LA MANCHA, DAMN YANKEES, MY FAIR LADY, HAIR, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, DREAMGIRLS, the annual tour of Dr. Seuss's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, and recently the tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL. Alison has worked in film and television. Her TV credits include New York pilot casting for the critically acclaimed FREAKS AND GEEKS, which won an Emmy for casting.
Chaz Wolcott is an actor and choreographer based in New York City, most recently seen as Buttons on the First National Tour of Newsies: The Broadway Musical, available for digital download on iTunes and Amazon. Chaz danced around the country as Mr. Mistoffelees in the National Tour of Cats, returning for the 30th Anniversary Tour. Chaz has performed for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual fundraising shows: Gypsy of the Year, Easter Bonnet, and was featured on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" where he jumped on Mary Murphy's Hot Tamale Train to the Academy in Season 14! Chaz is a popular master class instructor, teaching for The Broadway Collective, Broadway Connection, Disney Musicals in Schools, Stage Door Connection, Inside Broadway, Dancers Against Cancer and Dancers Responding to AIDS. Most recently, Chaz was thrilled to make his Broadway choreographic debut by directing/choreographing the National Tours presentation at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 29th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition at the New Amsterdam Theatre!
Cory Wade is an American singer, actor, model, and spokesperson in the LGBT community. He is best known for placing third on the 20th cycle of America's Next Top Model. He was one of the first openly gay male contestants on ANTM. Published in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, People, Elite Daily, Cory writes about gender and nonconformity. A live entertainer, Cory studied musical theatre at Point Park University and released a successful solo album titled "UNIFY" with London based pop music producer Alan Glass (available everywhere!)
More information on the event can be found on facebook by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/147660349250763/
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